Retinol, often hailed as a skincare superhero, is truly awe-inspiring for its remarkable benefits. This powerhouse ingredient, derived from vitamin A, holds the key to transforming the skin's appearance.Retinol works tirelessly to accelerate cell turnover, stimulate collagen production, and diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone.Its ability to penetrate deep into the skin's layers makes it an exceptional choice for addressing various skin concerns, including acne, hyperpigmentation, and texture.With consistent use, retinol can help reveal a smoother, firmer, and more radiant complexion, making it an essential ingredient in any skincare routine seeking remarkable results.
Retinol for advanced skin treatments:
Retinol is often recommended as part of skin preparation before any advanced skin treatments, such as needling and peels due to its beneficial effects on the skin. Here are some reasons why I love retinol as an important ingredient used in preparation for advanced skin treatments.
1. Exfoliation: Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A that has exfoliating properties. It helps accelerate the shedding of dead skin cells, promoting a smoother and more even skin texture. By using retinol prior to advanced skin treatments, you can enhance the exfoliation process, ensuring that the treatment targets a fresher layer of skin.
2. Collagen stimulation: Retinol is known to stimulate collagen production in the skin. Collagen is a structural protein that provides support and elasticity to the skin. By incorporating retinol into your skincare routine before needling or peels, you can help strengthen the skin's foundation, making it more resilient and improving the overall results of the treatment.
3. Enhanced efficacy: Retinol can improve the penetration and absorption of other active ingredients. When used before needling or peels, it can help the skin better absorb the products or solutions used during the procedure, enhancing their efficacy. This can lead to more significant improvements in skin texture, tone, and overall appearance.
4. Skin rejuvenation: Retinol has been widely studied and recognised for its ability to rejuvenate the skin. It can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation, making the skin look smoother, firmer, and more youthful. Incorporating retinol into your prepping routine can contribute to the overall rejuvenating effects of any advanced skin treatments like needling and peels.
It's important to note that while retinol can be beneficial, it can also increase skin sensitivity and may cause dryness or irritation, especially when combined with needling or peels. We recommend to having a free virtual consult with one of our highly-skilled dermal therapist's who can assess your skin's suitability for retinol and provide guidance on its appropriate use and concentration. Book HERE.